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an amazing kind of -- [ applause ] >> mike: the president said he raised taxes on the rich to raise taxes on the middle class. why is the middle class being taxed more. coming up country super star john rich and business owners travis perry and william march join me to talk about how taxes are affecting them and their employees. stay with us. i would like to hear from you go to my web site mike and tell me what you think from the lead feedback section. or sign up for facebook page and follow me on twitter. you can find a link to that and morororororor >> if you have got a job and got your first paycheck of the new year, i bet you have noticed that your pay was less than the amount of your last check of 2012. and you are not the only one. thousands have taken to twitter to give their thoughts on the new payroll tax increase. here is just a few samples. one said just noticed all my employees part time hourly and et cetera will have more tax dollars taken out of their checks contrary to president's promise. liar? another one says did new tax goes into effect today? something i d
said he raised taxes on the rich to raise taxes on the middle class. why is the middle class being taxed more. coming up country super star john rich and business owners travis perry and william march join me to talk about how taxes are affecting them and their employees. stay with us. i would like to hear from you go to my web site mike and tell me what you think from the lead feedback section. or sign up for facebook page and follow me on twitter. you can find a link to that you can find a link to that and mororothe boys use capital one venture miles for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use. tragically, their ddy got sacked by blackouts. but it's our tradition! that's roughing the card holder. but with the capital one venture card you get double miles you can actually use. [ cheering ] any flight, anytime. the scoreboard doesn't lie. what's in your wallet? hut! i have me on my fantasy team. >> if you have got a job and got your first paycheck of the new year, i bet you have noticed that your pay was less than the amount of your last ch
taxes as the most important issues facing american small businesses and that's double the response for any other issue. the next two were government and relagz. in other news, walmart will announce a plan to hire every veteran that applies for a job. the only requirement? the vets need to have retired from the military within the last year. >>> the house will begin to debate on a $51 billion plan for superstorm sandy victims. more than 90 amendments will be filed by friday. earlier this month, lawmakers approved $9.7 billion to help pay flood insurance claims from the storm. the senate is expected to pick up whatever legislation the house approves, but things are getting testy at this point. you are talking about over 75 days i believe at some point since the storm actually came through. governor chris christie of new jersey has been making harsh comments about how you will not expect in the past of seeing any of the representatives from this area of the country who were voting down bill toes help aide flood and victims in iowa. he doesn't want to see breaking down into you scratch
for being outspoke been a-- (applause) >> the president said that he'd raise taxes on the rich to help the middle class. so, why is the middle class being taxed more? coming up, country superstar john rich and small business owners travis perry and william marsh join me to talk about how taxes are affecting them and their employees. stay with us. i'd like to hear from you, go to my website, tell me what you think. or sign up for my facebook page and follow me on twitter. find a link to that and more on people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of people who tried it agreed that it relieved their headache fast. visit today for a special trial offer. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. ze
start cutting stations if it gets worse. >> reporter: property tax revenues have dropped and the tax measure was voted down. now, those are just hopeful that we do not see a worse case scenario. >> there could be a terrible situation if there is a fire there is going to be a big fire and we're going to need all the help we can get. >> reporter: some of this talking is talking about ambulance services. that way, they can still get some emergency crews to respond. reporting live in contra costa county, kron 4. >> here are the four stations closing today in contra costa county. in martinez - station 12 on shell avenue. in lafayette - station 16 on los arabis avenue. walnut creek loses station 4 on hawthorne drive. and in clayton, station 11 on center avenue. you can see how wide-spread the impact of longer response times is. >> pam: the oakland public safety committee is expected to make a decision. which is already stirring up contreversy. city council members decide will whether to adopt a resolution. to hire crime - fighting consultant william bratton. new tonight at eight. kron 4's
until after april 6th. that's when the top income tax rate in the country will drop the 45% from 50. the strategy relates to bonuses that were deferred from 2009, 2010 and 2011. goldman brought forward payments of deferred stock to executives in the united states to 2012 in order to beat tax hikes implemented for top earnses in 2013. we will talk more about bonus season later today with alana einstein. >> it shows you how crazy it is when all of these countries have moving targets for taxes. everybody plays around the corners and tries to evade as much as they can. >> i guess al jazeera gore missed by a day. >> you're saying he should have sold? >> he's trying hard but, anyway, he's worth more than romney now. >> i did hear that. >> how much is he worth? >> like 100 million from selling his left wing green outfits to the -- one of the biggest oil -- i love him. anyway, yeah, i don't want him to blow it all on food and stuff like that. >>> and swatch is buying the luxury jewelry arm of harry winston for $750 million in cash. swatch is the biggest watchmaker by sales and the latest de
contra costa. >> county fire officials say the defeat of a parcel tax last november leaves them no option. >> in oakland, police overwhelmed by a wave of gang killings. today the chief told us what he needs to turn the tide. and in marin county, a first=ever gun buyback program runs into an unexpected hitch. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now.empty fire stations in >> pam: empty fire stations contra costa county tonight. with not enough money in the budget - four fire-houses are now shut down. good evening, i'm pam moore. tonight - j-r stone is live where community members are expressing their concern. but, first grant lodes is standing by at the big board. to show us which areas are affected. grant? >> four stations close today in contra costa county. in martinez - station 12 on shell avenue. in lafayette - station 16 on los arabis avenue. walnut creek loses station 4 on hawthorne drive. and in clayton, station 11 on center avenue. kron four's j-r stone is live tonight in >> there is a community meeting that begins at 6:00 p.m. directly b
on your debt. well we have 2 1/2 trillion dollars coming into the treasury every year in tax revenue. we can use that tax revenue to pay the interest on our debt. therefore, we will not default. all this talk about being a deadbeat nation, that belies the fact that we have never, and will never default on our obligations. the obligation being to pay the interest on the debt. we're not a deadbeat nation and we're not going to default, period. yes. period. martha: comes down to the big question whether or not you will cut spending in order to not default on your debt. and that brings us to a larger question or one of the larger questions, which is whether or not we will be downgraded if we don't become more responsible with our spending? >> interesting you should raise that issue, martha, because 45 minutes ago, fitch, the ratings agency said, if we have another delay in raising this debt ceilingsing, if we have this political standoff again just like we had in 2011, fitch says we may be downgraded. his name is david reilly. he is managing director at fitch and he said if it is just like 2
. >> and you're going to deliver. >> we're coming through this time. >>> and slapped with a $14,000 tax bill due all at once. what would you do? why one man paid it nothing larger than a 1 dollar bill. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,, someone else now owns the batmobile. the bubble- topped ride for the caped crusader sold for four-poino >>> move over bruce wayne, someone else now owns the bat mobile. the bubble top ride for the caped crusader sold for $4.2 million at an auction in arizona today. and this wasn't a replica, it was the first one built for the 1960 tv show batman, the highest bidder rick champagne who has champagne taste apparently, he owns a lodgistic companies in arizona. >>> a shatta county man paid his $14,000 property tax bill with coins. larry gas per said it is a protest against the county. he lost his tree business a few years back because he couldn't pay his taxes. and when he tried to pay half of it, he said county officials told him he had to pay it all at once. so he came back with it all in small change. >> i had to borrow some money. i am missing a few payments on my home to pay fo
. someone get me a latte will ya, please? >>> time to talk taxes with passage of proposition 30 more californians pay the highest state income tax in the nation. will the latest bump push them out? we bring in larry gerston and there's a lot of money at stake here. >> we need wealthy people here. that's for sure. here's why, jessica. before proposition 30 passed, the wealthiest 1% of californians paid 40% of all state income taxes or about $20 billion annually. that's particularly important because the income tax itself accounts for more than 60% of the state general fund. and the proportion paid by the wealthy will be even higher once proposition 30 kicks in. >> it's not really realistic to think that rich people will up and leave the state. >> there are no indication of wealthy flight that's for sure. it's just the opposite. according to public policy institute of california, the ones that leave every year have low incomes, little education and higher unemployment rates more so than the state as a holhol whole. even after voters pass the millionaires tax in 2004, the state still ma
to be uninsured. you're not going to have that option because when you file your taxes, you'll have to attach proof that you are in a government-mandated plan. >> gretchen: wow. >> so if you earn too much to be eligible for medicaid, you will have to go shop on the state health insurance exchanges. >> gretchen: so these health insurance exchanges, a lot of this is rolling out now. >> they'll be open in october. and most people have never heard of these. but they're like an 800 number, a web site, and a dmv type office. and they only sell the government man-dated plan. it's like going to a dealership that sells four door sedans. >> gretchen: they dictate what you're going to get. i thought obamacare was supposed to give you a choice? >> no, there really will be no choice. there will be bronze, silver, gold and platinum. but they all have the same coverage. only the co-pays differ. section 1311 puts the federal government in charge of your health care fort first time, even if you have a private plan you paid for yourself. the secretary of health and human services can still dictate what doctors
. the expiration of the payroll tax holiday is really to blame. as we first reported when congress failed to solve the fiscal cliff kicking it down the road, your social security tax went up. even as you kept the benefit from the bush tax cuts. now, if you were surprised by that, blame us in the media because looking back on it, we kind of took a shortcut we shouldn't have and that is we reported the average tax break under that bush tax cut was $1,000 or more. it's more money you would lose to higher payroll taxes. the problem was that $1,000 average was true but lousy way of expressing that. the rich got an enormous tax break and that skewed the average. put another way, well, put another way, it's not the money you were expecting. i'll explain more about it coming up in just a bit. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much. it's 5:31 right now. the hot water we can tell you still off this morning for hundreds of seniors in a san jose apartment complex. residents of the town park towers on third street have been without hot water for more than a week. most are elderly or disabled. they say
of taxes or revenues that he's projecting come in. you guys skeptical about his happy days are here again routine? >> well, you know, looking at the budget, have you ever driven in europe? you know the highway signs, the speed limits in europe it's considered over there philosophical concept. that's what we see with this budget. it is his idea and realistic. he's taking real numbers and kind of melding them into something that will work. i think it's a good budget, realistic, balanced in the sense he's not spending as much money to pay back the short- term debt as he was projecting last year and that's how the budget is balanced and we will see how it plays out in the future. >> when you say melding it into something that will work, that translates for a lot of people into these budget tricks that end up to be a totally realistic budget in the end but we hear about all of these tricks. >> that's what we have seen in the past but this one is different because the numbers are -- you know, we are only talking about a billion dollars of deferrals or c
we left montgomery, we were being investigated for our taxes and they had accused him of falsifying his taxes. of course, martin was very careful about making sure that he doubted all the is and cross all the t's. he said, they're not going to find anything. they decided, the date we moved to atlanta, the law enforcement people here arrested him. i could not understand why they arrested him when he got back to atlanta. that was his home. that is what it was. they had accused him of perjury, a very serious crime. when he realized that this was what had happened -- it had to happen, he had to pay something like $1,500. not a lot of money -- in that day, it was a pretty good sum of money. he said, i do not have time to get lawyers and go to court, so i will pay this even though i do not owe it. they said that by paying it, that was an admission of guilt. he got very depressed, extremely depressed. he said, "i will spend the rest of my life trying to prove that i did not steal the money." i said, "you know you did not steal it. you just have to go on. people will eventually no." -- even
, you have to pay your back taxes, you have to show that you've been in the country working for a period of time. you had to show that you have a background check so you haven't broken any serious laws, you have to learn english and the like. it's earned, it not automatic. it would be a pathway to citizenship, but the fact of the matter is, we need full citizenship. we can't have second class citizenship, that won't work, we can't have a temporary program that won't work. we can't have a peace meal approach like some members in the senate have called for. it's got to be cover comprehensive, it's got to be full citizenship, we have got to get these people from out of the dark and into the light. the effect of bringing these people from out of the dark and into the light in the time of debt and deficit is the following, $1.5 trillion input into the economy, they help to maintain our social security system. we know that we're now a majority, children majority minority are being born inn now in the united states these kids will help beef up our social security system which we have got to str
. later on fox business i want you to meet the corn husker turned tax buster. the latest governor to give the income tax shove. do you notice a trend here? more and more governors, republicans governors are doing this. what are they up to? what are they really up to? tonight at 8:00. >> eric: hello, i'm eric bolling with andrea tantaros, bob beckel,be dana perino and gregreg gutfeld is back! it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: as expected, president become become used kids as backdrop addressing the american people on the plans for a new gun control. here he is. just hours ago. >> these are smart letters from some pretty smart young people. hennah a third grader. you can wave. that's you. henna wrote, i feel terrible for the parents who lost their children. i love my country and i want everyone to be happy and safe. grant -- go ahead and wave, grant. grant said i think there should be some changes. learn from what happened at sandy hook. i feel really bad. >> eric: the president outlined a series of proposals including closing background check loopholes,be ban
and that is here, about $2 billion. >> and that is what that were sold on when they raised taxes, the idea of more money going toec. does it fulfill the promise? >> it provides $2.7 billion more to education and 500 million to higher education and that is where a lot of the support is and the governor made a contract. i think he has a contract with the voters and is willing to live up to that and ask for more resources and money and taxes. he got that and is not going to be responsible moving forward. >> and when we pass prop 30, it wasdoms day. we were going to see draconian cuts and now a surplus? did that solve the problem? >> the question is, were they telling the truth then? >> is that crying wolf then? >> it's not. this budget has $6 billion from the tax increase and without that $6 billion, we would be short that amount of money and we needed that to battlance the budget as the governor projected earlier. >> and we were up in sacramento on monday when the legislature got back together and we have a lot of new members up there and you couldn't recognize half of them and there is also, i saw
are paycheck tax hike. lauren simonetti joins us with more on this. most americans buy tomorrow will have experienced this hit in their paycheck. >> already 134 million americans are feeling the 2 percentage point increase in the social security tax. that's expect to do drum up 125 billion in revenue for the government this year. but it's likely already eating away at your disposable income trips to the movies and restaurants brands you are buying at the food store. the increase means american families have this much less to spend this year $354 for those living at the level. the average income being 64,000. 2400 for those making $1,134,000. >> we were not aware that was going to happen. >> something people can't avoid buying gas. gas prices have increased. >> backup. on october 5th gasoline average 3.46. it fell $0.58 that stopped the average price $3.32. that's an crease of $0.07 in two weeks. they are starting to pass on the higher cost of crude oil. prices will go up until the next few weeks until they possibly go back down. the weather gets nicer people start driving more. >> then th
-cent sales tax dedicated to water and sewer infrastructure. hunter: that sales tax counts for about a third of the revenue of the department right now. franklin: we got 75% of the voters to agree to tax themselves so that their children and their children's children could have clean water because we're investing in it now. hunter: there were no alternatives. the infrastructure was in dire straits. a lot of people didn't want to believe it had to be done, but it had to be done. what came out of those lawsuits by the upper chattahoochee river keeper were two consent decrees, focused on overflows. the intent is, city of atlanta, you need to keep the flows in the pipe. narrator: with the help of the funding the city raised, atlanta has been implementing an asset management plan that evaluates and addresses their infrastructure issues. hunter: it's a continuum. at one end, you have your regular maintenance that you do every day on the system, and at the other end, long-term planning so that every year we're repairing, replacing the right things, and we don't have to do it all at once, which is,
. >> single moms paying $70,000 a year in taxes? we'll take a look coming up in business news. >>> a live look at the south bay. that is san jose. you can see the haze along the horizon there in the south bay it is spare the air day. christina will talk about that in her fall forecast at 6:08. stay with us. >>> another live look at what's happening in chicago right now. this is really odd situation. live look at a cemetery. illinois lottery winner found dead a day after collecting his winnings is being exhumed right now. or originally the man appeared to die of natural causes but later it was discovered he likely died of cyanide poisoning. his body is being exhumed to another autopsy can be done to rule out natural causes that may have contributed to his death. >>> no public word from manti te'o. his inspiring story about the death of his girlfriend turned out to be a hoax. te'o released a statement but not spoken publicly about this case. notre dame and te'o say he was a victim of a very sick prank. with te'o just remaining silent, questions still all over the place including whether te'o him
the city counsel stopped the increase of taxes. >> today, mavericks will begin get southing -- setting up the festival which is expected to be packed with visitors. >> way too many customers and probably not enough food. >> a high surf advisory has beenish issued. authorities are morning to be careful with the waves like this one. stay tuned coverage on the mavericks surfing competition. you can watch online at or use our mobile ap. >>> if you are heading out to the beach today, you want to avoid the water because the waves are coming in. >>> sure, the sneaker waves are exactly what they are called. they can wash you out, especially the little ones oen the beaches. be prepared if you are going out there. it's going to be a nice beach day, just be prepared. look at the golden sun, plenty in store. we will continue with the cool conditions at least in the next hour or so. a rapid warm up. here's a look at what we are expecting, anywhere from 8 to 10 feet today. out at mavericks for the afternoon tomorrow, the waves hitting 30 feet and above. it's going to be a great day to observe
many workers were surprised to see higher payroll taxes in the first paycheck of the year. it shrank take home earnings bys by 2% or more. a temporary cut in social security and medicare taxes expired as part of the fiscal cliff compromise. >>> and sunny california has turned into shivering california. frost and freezing temperatures are blanketing the state for the fourth night in a row. so far, citrus growers say they protected their crops using water and heaters. no significant crop damage is reported. overnight temperatures in los angeles over the weekend were in the 30s and in the 20s near san francisco. that's why everybody was cold. >> and we were >>> that's why i love the weather. it's always strange. and it is very cold out there right now. in fact, chilly temperatures in the bay area in the 20s and the 30s. we're currently under a freeze warning at this time. nice and clear. that cold air setting overhead freeze warnings up in many of the valleys. temperatures these numbers in the 20s and 30s. by the afternoon, highs only expected to be in the 40
to come how the a's rewarding manager melvin. >> caught on video. police officers lift a tax which their bare hands to save a trapped man. look at this. see more also here. >> biggest gathering on earth is now under way. stay with us. 7 news at 9:00 [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> well not only new york fin finest but may new york strongest. looking at amateur video of police officers lifting up a taxi that had just run of a man. officers apparently chasing the guy when he ran right in front of the cab. cops then literally lifted the taxi up and swung it away from the pinned man. he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. >>> huge redwoo
. >> for decades we've been told don't tax the upper class because the less tax they have, the better it is for the middle class. true or false? >> false. the idea of the job creators belies -- the truth about the economy is the vast middle class, everybody is aspiring to join the middle class, they are the job creators because their spending creates jobs. >> we've been sold on this for years. >> i don't know why they've been sold on this. trickle-down economics, the idea if you give more tax breaks to people at the top and companies at the top, you're going to create jobs, has been proven over and over again to be false. >> some amazing insight. what's next for robert reich? he says if the president asks, he would go back to washington. as for now he loves teaching at cal and just released his latest book called "beyond outraged. "you can find the segment on interview. >>> new details in the hostage standoff in algeria. the u.s. confirms one american worker at the natural gas complex is dead. the plant is located in northern africa in the sahara desert about 800 mi
considered, as we take you back out here live, higher fares and even tax measures. but again a lot of people taking bart this morning. a lot of people heading for the door. let's take a live look at our traffic this morning. sal, how is it looking? >>> it's not too bad. people are taking bart. the bart system does look good right now. no major delays reported by them. let's take a look at some of the roads. highway 4, we had an earlier crash at the willow pass off ramp. it did not affect highway 4 too much. people couldn't really see it off the freeway. no major problems. there is slowing in antioch this morning. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it has been backed up for about a 20-minute late, maybe agent bit more than that now. eight kind of crowded. once on the bridge it does look good into the city. 85 and 280 or slow. the pa minutes remark traffic looks -- peninsula, traffic looks snake on 101 and 280 -- looks good on 101 and 280. >>> san jose has had a little bit of a breeze this morning. looks like it's tailing off. that's allowing temperatures to drop. i tried to put together a whole bu
what under the new tax plans getting a few chuckles this morning. scott mcgrew single moms will now have to pay $70,000 in taxes. how's that possible? >> it's possible if you're "the wall street journal." the journal made a graphic showing a different number of americans all walks of life really what they'll have to pay in taxes. the single mother there on the left who makes $260,000 a year will have to pay about $70,000 in taxes. you see her sad face there. now the retired couple on the right who is scraping by at $180,000 a year also features. you'll have to feel bad in the lower right for mr. and mrs. average. they are trying to raise four children with an income of $650,000. that is only $54,000 a month that they have to get by on. analysis which ran a week ago in the journal is getting online attention this morning. lots of people assuming it ran in the onion, it's "the wall street journal." intel reported profits last night either good because they exceeded expectations or they're bad because intel clearly dealing with very quickly declining chip demand as fewer people buy com
. and this is not just the party of the wealthy, he said, and of lower taxes. it has to be, you know, many republicans don't make as much money and pay a much higher percentage of their income in taxes, and they need the party's help, too. i thought he made so many. that was such a potent -- what was it, 30 minutes? >> it really was, but mika, let's talk about the people that want to buy bushmasters. yes, gun sales are moving at a rapid pace. a lot of people are buying two or three. >> they were buying as many as they can get. >> just to keep up with their survivalist neighbors. >> right. >> you can't have enough of those clips, right? >> apparently not. >> maybe they string them around their christmas trees. i don't know what they do with them. but steve rattner, this is the problem the republican party has made. this is the mistake the republican party's made. they listen to the loudest voices. a small, small percentage of americans. and americans, by the way, who don't swing presidential elections. i have been saying it ad nauseam for four years and making extremist conservatives very upset. you do
? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. protext for their kids -- protection for their kids and gun-free zone for ours. >> eric: bobbe, start that. >> bob: there is the punk ad. terrible ad. i made ads for years and that thingbe doesn't deserve to be on television. look he got in things that had nothing to do with guns. they went after obama's kids. >> greg: no, they didn't. >> eric: they didn't. >> bob: yes, they did. >> greg: no, no no, no. >> bob: you interrupted me. >> greg: i'm going to interrupt you again. i said this points two weeks ago. when rahm emanuel was going off aboutbe guns his kids are protected at a school. same with obama's kids. same with david gregory's kids. obama could have won over a lot of people if he said i want every child to be as safe as mine. that means to have security. that's all he has to say. he didn't say that. everybody had the right to have their kids as safe as president obama's. that is not a cheap ad. that is a factual ad. >> bob: they should
has seen how unfair it is for working families in d.c. to rear children and pay taxes without having a vote in congress. >>> d.c. leaders have been pushing for a little help from the white house for four years, so why this year? >> you know, i think it's because he is not running for re-election again, and doesn't have to worry about it, and you have to give credit where credit is due. people like mark phraugin, and he said it's symbolic, and if you don't do anything else it's symbolic, and he cornered me one day at a rally, and he asked me to bring it up to the president, and i did. and the president looked me straight in the eye and said i don't do symbolism. and i said this goes beyond symbolism. i think what it is, this president is a long-term thicker. he was not going to react then. he had an election coming up. and you get 9% of the vote from washingtons. >> and if the president is into symbolism, his so porters would say it shows that he is being driven in a vehicle that is addressing what many districts, we have no representation in congress and our tax dollars don't go and
on the republicans in the house over spending, gun control immigration, and tax reform. >> he's now got to be the guy in charge, the guy who inspires the american people, and who gets them behind his principles and his policies. >> reporter: but this weekend as he takes the oath on bibles which belonged to president lincoln and dr. king president obama wants to remind the nation of its traditions. >> the inauguration reminds us of the role that we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. >> reporter: now today is a day of service in honor of dr. king. monday, the swearing in, the celebration, and then when the party's over after the inaugural balls on monday night, it will be back to the same battles and the hope that it won't be just business as usual. rebecca, anthony? >> bill plante at the white house. thank you, bill. >>> while the president's opponents are observing the traditional truths to the inauguration, can president obama hope for a new term. let's talk with debbie wassermann schultz. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> congresswoman
or paying a protection tax. >> the next up for the islamic extremists were to go in and attack families, kill children and kidnap women, impregnating them, and torturing men, beheading then, and then they started attacking clergy members. >> it is amazing to see what is happening to the christians by islamic forces, christian worshippers are in a church and they would get attacked. >> reporter: rimaham says the media ignores christian persecution because it contradicts the media's perception of islam. >> if this idea gets out, that muslims are intolerant to the other, it kind of puts the struggle with israel in a different life. >> reporter: he blames the lack of attention on an anti-christian sentiment in the american media and throughout the world. >> this is something they don't want to talk about because then they will be perceived as pro-christian. but it is a human rights issue. >> this is an issue that is a major human rights issue in the world. that is not getting the attention that it deserves in the west. >> reporter: alan schneider of the a well-known jewish organization rece
a fine and pay back taxes and prove they lived in the u.s. for an extended period and understand some english. president obama has promised to dive into an immigration overhaul, as well, this year. >>> well, we've said it before, congress is unpopular, but worse than cockroaches? apparently. new numbers from public policy polling pitted congress against the worst of the worst. they found congress was less popular than brusal sprouts and used car salesman. but even worse, people have a higher opinion of cockroaches, replacement referees and root canals. so, what did congress beat out? lindsay lohan, lobbyists and the kardashians. not very complimentary. but there seems to be one place that people really like washington, at the movies. cnn chris lawrence reports, hollywood's portrayal of washington may be just a little off base. >> maybe they ran out of super heroes or aliens weren't available. >> there are only bad options. it's about finding the best one. >> reporter: hollywood is turning to government analysts to anchor its hit films. >> mia, this is joseph bradley. >> reporter: form
. >> investigators say mail often includes important tax documents that could help identity thieves. >> san jose firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a fire that force add family from the home. the call of the house fire yesterday afternoon and by the time they arrived, all six people in the two-story home including the family dog got out safe safely. officials believe the fire started on the wood shingle roof. crews stayed on the scene to guard against flareups. >> the san mateo city council will hear both sides on whether a new 7/11 store should be allowed to stay home on north san mateo drive. some neighbors fear the store will increase crime. they protested before the store opened claiming it violated local zoning laws. the area is zoned for housing although a store once occupied the site under a special exemption. >> the sharks are holding another noon work out today and it is open to the public at the practice facility. players wasted in time getting back to training camp at the sharks ice facility yesterday, a day after the nhl walkout ended going through their faces in front
on "the voice" -- >> we'll have more on that in a couple of moments. >>> coming up, the tax that is back, making paychecks smaller. >>> michelle obama celebrates her birthday and the president's upcoming inaugural with a brand new do. first this is "today" on nbc. >>> coming up, the ceo of the charity lance armstrong founded speaks out. >>> and a dog that looks like a simpson's character? we'll introduce you to tuna, after your local news. pleasures can simply hurt. the sadness, anxiety, the loss of interest. the fatigue and aches and pains. depression hurts. cymbalta can help with many symptoms of depression. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens, you have unusual changes in behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not for children under 18. people taking maois, linezolid or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs includ
. moore says he decided to retire early when city leaders decided against put a half cents sales tax on the november ballot that would have helped fund the department. >> the president of the university of california is re- signing at the end of august. he is facing health issues. he was the head of the 10 campus system nearly five years ago. it featured dozen of campus protests followed by tuition hikes. he plans to teach law at uc berkley. >> a record number of applicants for undergraduate admission. 8.6% rise in applicants from last year for a totele of nearly 175,000. that includes fresh men and transfer students. they're seeing a surge in foreign applicants up 45% and for the first time latino students are the largest in state group applying for freshman spots at 32%. >> a federal overseer says it's too soon for california to retake control of the prison mental health system. last week you'll remember that governor brown argued our state has done enough to reform the system and should be allowed to resume control. today they said too many california inmates are still committing
. people forget reagan was able to get tax reform, bill clinton was able to get a balanced budget. certainly a big opportunity for the president but fully aware in the white house, a lot of challenges ahead as well, jenna. >> certainly not challenges for a father. nice to see the first family, ed, and how much the girls have grown up over the last four years. what we're looking at for the president tomorrow besides the hair styles and what everybody is wearing at the inauguration is what is he going to say? what will be the address to the nation tomorrow? you mentioned some policy challenges ahead. what are you hearing about tomorrow's address and how that might set the table, if you will, for the years to come? >> true. what i'm hearing is the state of the union address next month is really where the president will go with a deeper dive on policy, whether it be gun control, immigration reform, the debt ceiling debate. tomorrow's broad scene. his senior advisor will talk about bringing the country together. republicans are saying the early signals they've seen from the president a
with congress over fiscal issues, taxes and spending and debt. >> you're looking at the door slightly ajarred to the green room, right next to the east room, and the president has been gathering there, we noticed that he postponed this press conference a couple of times this morning. a few delays. >> supposed to be around 11:15. we're almost half-hour after that. not quite. the president could face questions about personnel in the second term. he's facing a big fight with his nominee over chuck hagel. lot of republicans senators with questions, he also have a big vacancy right now, diane, that's his white house chief of staff. now that he's appointed jack lew to be secretary of treasury. >> first term ending. you wonder if there will be an element of reflection? whatever the honeymoon is usually you get if you're a new president. this is unhoneymoon that he's been facing. now, here's the president. >>> good morning. i thought it might make sense to take some questions this week as my first term comes to an end. it's been a busy and productive four years. and i expect the same for the next fou
to join in. on the stimulus package, you know why there were so many tax cuts in the stimulus package? he was hoping to get republicans to come in on that. because guess what? republicans are for tax breaks. we all know what the president's space was unprecedented, a set of republican leaders who said from the outset, our number one task is to make sure this president fails. no president had seen that. and understand, we were on the cusp of something almost like the great depression here and republicans stood fast and said our number one priority -- mitch mcconnell, to see the president fail. that's unprecedented. >> i agree that there is some lack of precedent on that. but there is also lack of precedent on the amount of big-ticket items that were passed with nothing but democrat loads. >> listen. >> and it has not helped. i think it's fermented a -- you know, an environment that's become increasingly uncivil. >> all right. we have exhausted this subject. i want to move on quickly and i don't have a lot of time. i want to talk about you said the president seemed antagonistic and other p
at the tax and regulato regulatory, if it's cheaper to make it in china and ship it here. that's not the company's fault, that's the government's fault. you see toyota expanding in mississippi and i think volkswagen in tennessee and what do those states have in common, oh, yes, right to work. so the problem isn't so much -- it's partly the tax aof the government and the punitive costs of unions in states like michigan which has now gone right to work and see how that affects the auto industry. at the end of the day, 26.5 of the auto bailout was a direct check written to the united auto workers and the democrats 2012 in the election cycle. >> and joining us live to tell us how mitt romney is right, ironically he we find that out on the day the president is sworn in for a second term. seton, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> they've committed horrific crimes and now are asking for forgiveness and someone to love them. that story is straight ahead, and they were hand picked to sing at president obama's inauguration, we're seeing how the big choir is preparing for th
$1.5 million a year. voters had a chance to save the stations but they rejected a parcel tax measure in november. >> the people that will be most impacted will be the people that live within the area where the stations are being closed. right now, we anticipate on average about a minute to a minute and 15 seconds increase in response times. >> in about 20 minutes fire administrators will meet with the community in lafayette to talk about the station that closed in that city. the meeting will be held at the veterans memorial building on mount diablo boulevard. >>> breaking news. yet another boeing 787 dreamliner has made an emergency landing. this latest problem in japan. the all nippon airways flight touched down at the airport after a cockpit message showed battery problems. the u.s. government is conducting a review to find out what caused those problems on several other 787s over the past two weeks including fire and a fuel leak. >>> proud to tell people -- >> what price would you pay to get a degree? coming up, how more bay area student
hernandez. >>> amazon's fourth quarter report will reveal their role into the new sales tax requirement. some industry experts say the new requirement helps level the playing field with brick and mortar stores. >>> designers are shopping now for train cars and expect to have bids for the first section tomorrow. california system is also teaming up with amtrak which is planning high speed trains for the east coast. the two figure the combining buying power will lead to better deals. >>> a pilot from bakers field has suffered a lawsuit after experiences brain damage from a leak. the pilot was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in his hotel room. the pilot accuses the hotel owner, hilton of misconduct. >>> the lithium batteries caused -- the americans are federal safety investigators and two representatives from boeing. >>> american airlines unveiled its new logo today it is the first change in 40 years. the word american appears in large letters and there are red and blue horizontal bars on the tail. another change may be coming. american is expected to decide soon if it
will reveal their role into the new sales tax requirement. some industry experts say the new requirement helps level the playing field with brick and mortar stores. >>> designers are shopping now for train cars and expect to have bids for the first section tomorrow. california system is also teaming up with amtrak which is planning high speed trains for the east coast. the two figure the combining buying power will lead to better deals. >>> a pilot from bakers field has suffered a lawsuit after experiences brain damage from a leak. the pilot was rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in his hotel room. the pilot accuses the hotel owner, hilton of misconduct. >>> the lithium batteries caused -- the americans are federal safety investigators and two representatives from boeing. >>> american airlines unveiled its new logo today it is the first change in 40 years. the word american appears in large letters and there are red and blue horizontal bars on the tail. another change may be coming. american is expected to decide soon if it will merge with u.s. airways. for what it's worth u.
marijuana dispensaries. he said while paying taxes and comp playing with laws. >> u.s. attorney ben wagner to sit down with us to look over matt's case realize there is no jus nis sending this man to prison. >> he says the obama administration is sending mixed messages when it comes to medical marijuana. prosecutors called him a major league drug trafficker. >> a coordinated effort today all 55,000 school students received same lesson friday. the topic, online safety and cyber bullying. it's an important lesson considering 56% of the children report being bullied in this way. >> not don't do this or that. it's here are great opportunities. how do you think about what you're going to do when using media and technology. >> do your parents know what is going on on the internet? >> sometimes. not really. >> students learned about privacy, a key lesson, considering popularity of facebook intsagram. >> just ahead rescue of dozens of hostages in algeria. the trade terrorists want to make for americans still being held. >> a surprising new discovery on the dream liner. turns out fires on board may
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